Innovative Energy Systems & CO2 Stabilization

Jul 14th, 1998 - Jul 24th, 1998

This workshop worked to investigate the challenge of low carbon energy production at the billion ton of avoided carbon emissions or terawatt scale. In addition to commonly considered options, such as wind or terrestrial solar power, less widely considered options for carbon reduction, such as carbon capture and sequestration. Other technologies discussed included fusion, space based solar power and the prospects for aggressive energy efficiency reducing the total primary power needed. A component of the workshop explored geoengineering approaches and implications for the environment and society.

Keywords: carbon cycle; climate variability and change; technology; solutions, energy

Earth’s Problems and Prospects: The View from Space

Presented By John S. Lewis
Date July 16, 1998

Workshop Outcomes

  • Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilization
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Day 1July 15, 1998

10:15 am The Role of GCM’s in Climate Forecasts and Prospects for Ultra-High Resolution Climate Simulation in Next 5 Years Presented by Charles F. Keller


Ken Caldeira

Carnegie Institution for Science
Climate Scientist
starEvent Co-Chair

Martin I. Hoffert

New York University
Professor of Physics
starEvent Co-Chair

Robert G. Watts

Tulane University
starEvent Co-Chair


University of California, Irvine
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
University of Houston
Carnegie Mellon University
Director, Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change
Space Science Institute
Executive Director
Climate Communication
Climate Science Writer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Principal Research Engineer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Co-Founder, Senior Fellow
University of Calgary
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Branch Director of IGPP
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Technical Staff Member/Team Leader
University of Arizona
Co-Director, Space Engineering Research Center
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Cofounder, Chairman, and Chief Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Appalachian State University
Stanford University
Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Sr. Research Fellow
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
Associate Director
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
New Jersey Institute of Technology
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Principal Policy Analyst
University of Arizona
Associate Professor
University of Manitoba
Professor, Faculty of Environment
University of California, San Diego
Professor of Meteorology
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Program Director
Harvard University
University of California
Physicist; Member, Director's Technical Staff
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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